HUM 4933

Humanities Senior Research Seminar Home Page

Spring 2012


Schedule, 2012

Date

Present. #

Topic & Web Page

Leaders

Readings

Jan. 9  

Course Intro: Space and Place in Humanities

Janz
  1. Oakes, Timothy, “Place and the Paradox of Modernity,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 87:3 (1997): 509-531.
  2. *Edward Casey, Preface, Getting Back Into Place. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1993, ix-xvii.
Jan. 16   No Class – MLK Day ----  
Jan. 23   Home and Hearth Janz
  1. Place Entrance
  2. Heidegger, Martin, “Building Dwelling Thinking,” Poetry, Language, Thought. New York: Harper & Row, 1975: 145-161.
  3. Wise, J. McGregor, “Home: Territory and Identity” Cultural Studies 14:2 (2000): 295-310.
Jan. 30
1
Landscape and Garden Group Week 1 & Janz
  1. Place Room 2
  2. Herrington 1, 2
  3. Verdi, Laura, “The Garden and the Scene of Power,” Space and Culture 7:4 (November 2004): 360-385.
  4. Alexander, C., “The Garden as Occasional Domestic Space,” Signs 27:3 (Spring 2002): 857-871.
Feb. 6
2
Urban and "Developed" Space Group Week 2 & Janz
  1. Place Room 1
  2. Janz, Bruce. “Making a Scene and Dwelling in Place: Exhaustion at the Edges of Modes of Place-Making” Textual Studies in Canada. Will Garrett-Petts, Craig Saper & John Craig Freeman, guest eds., 2009. Also in Rhizomes 18 (Winter 2008) Will Garrett-Petts, Craig Saper & John Craig Freeman, guest eds.
  3. Allman, T. D. “The Theme-Parking, Megachurching, Franchising, Exurbing, McMansioning of American: How Walt Disney Changed Everything,” National Geographic 211:3 (March 2007): 96-115.
Feb. 13
3
Travel I Group Week 3 & Janz
  1. Place Room 5
  2. Jamal, T. & K. Hollinshead, “Tourism and the forbidden zone: the underserved power of qualitative inquiry.” Tourism Management 22 (2001) 63-82.
  3. McCarthy, Jeffrey, “A Theory of Place in North American Mountaineering,” Philosophy & Geography 5:2 (2002): 179-194.
Feb. 20
4
Travel II

Group Week 4 & Janz

  1. Neimanis, Astrida, “Commuting Bodies Move, Creatively.” PhaenEx 3:2 (Fall/Winter 2008): 115-148.
  2. Bogue, Ronald, “Apology for Nomadology” Interventions 6:2 (2004): 169-179.
  3. Bauman, Zygmunt, “From Pilgrim to Tourist – or a Short History of Identity.” Stuart Hall and Paul du Gay, eds., Questions of Cultural Identity. London: Sage Publications, 1996: 18-36.
Feb. 27
5
Travel III Group Week 5 & Janz
  1. Place: Postscript + Talk
  2. Said, Edward, “Invention, Memory, Place,” Critical Inquiry 26 (Winter 2000): 175-192.
  3. Ortega, Mariana, “Exiled Space, In-Between Space: Existential Spatiality in Ana Mendieta’s Siluetas Series, Philosophy & Geography 7:1 (February 2004): 25-41.
March 5
No Class – Midterm Break ----  
March 12
6
Travel IV Group Week 6 & Janz
  1. Place Room 7
  2. Featherstone, Mike. "The Flaneur, the City and Virtual Public Life," Urban Studies 35:5-6 (1998): 909-925.
  3. Dubow, Jessica, “The Mobility of Thought: Reflections on Blanchot and Benjamin,” Interventions 6:2 (2004): 216-228.
March 19
7
Wilderness & Nature Group Week 7 & Janz
  1. Herrington 3
  2. Ouderkirk, Wayne, “On Wilderness and People: A View from Mount Marcy.” Philosophy and Geography 6:1 (2003): 15-32.
  3. Cronon, William, “The Trouble with Wilderness: Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature.” Environmental History 1:1 (Jan 1996): 7-28.
March 26
8
Places of the Past: Ruins, Memorials, Forgotten Places

Group Week 8 & Janz

  1. Place Room 4
  2. Herrington 4
  3. Donohoe, Janet, “Dwelling with Monuments.” Philosophy & Geography 5:2 (2002): 235-242.
  4. Marschall, Sabine, “Visualizing Memories: The Hector Pieterson Memorial in Soweto.” Visual Anthropology 19 (2006): 145-169.
April 2
9
Non-Place & Pathologies of Place

Group Week 9 & Janz

  1. Place Room 8
  2. Herrington 5
  3. Merriman, Peter, “Driving Places: Marc Augé, Non-Places, and the Geographies of England’s M1 Motorway,” Theory Culture Society 21:4/5 (2004): 145-167.
  4. Janz, Bruce, "The Terror of the Place: Anxieties of Place and the Cultural Narrative of Terrorism," Ethics, Place & Environment 11:2 (June 2008): 191-203.
April 9
10
Virtual Space Group Week 10 & Janz
  1. Place Room 3
  2. Herrington 6
  3. Driskell, Robyn & Larry Lyon, “Are Virtual Communities True Communities? Examining the Environments and Elements of Community,” City & Community 1:4 (December 2002): 373-390.
  4. Adams, Paul, "Cyberspace and Virtual Places," The Geographical Review 87:2 (April 1997): 155-71.
April 16   Work in Progress Presentations    
April 23   End of course